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HTN 100: SilverCloud Health, West Hertfordshire, Northern Ambulance Alliance and Blackpool Teaching

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SilverCloud Health partners with Inclusion to tackle alcohol problems through digital therapy

Digital mental health platform SilverCloud Health has partnered with Inclusion, part of the Midlands Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and a national provider of mental health and substance misuses services, to develop an online treatment programme for problem drinking.

SilverCloud Health will be adding the Inclusion alcohol programme to its extensive library of more than 30 programmes and modules.

Dr Lloyd Humphreys, head of Europe for SilverCloud Health “Alcohol is a pervasive issue for many with mental health problems and is now receiving attention from the secretary of state for health and social care in the NHS Long Term Plan. This latest addition to our platform will help many people actively address some of the contributing factors to their emotional wellbeing and reduce the delays in receiving evidence-based treatment.”

Danny Hames, head of Inclusion and sexual health “We are excited to take these and translate them in to the digital platform provided by SilverCloud. This latest development highlights the cutting-edge service delivery model that Inclusion provides at a national level, and our mission to meet as much need as possible.”

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust signs 3-year contract with Atos

West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust has appointed Atos to deliver IT services – including a new network – at the Trust over the next three years.

Helen Brown, deputy CEO of West Hertfordshire Hospitals NHS Trust “Information technology is playing an increasingly large part in patient care. Our new partnership with Atos will drive significant improvements in our current systems, making IT a strategic enabler as we redevelop our sites and transform services for our patients.”

Northern Ambulance Alliance improves fleet management with Civica

The Northern Ambulance Alliance (NAA) is improving the way it manages fleet information and is reducing costs and creating the ability to benchmark data across three ambulance trusts through a shared five-year contract with Civica’s fleet management software, Tranman.

The project went live early March following workshops with Civica to ensure the new system meets the specification and needs of each of the trusts involved.

Neil Maher, Assistant Director of Estates and Fleet at NWAS said: “There have been significant savings achieved in the procurement of this system, however we see the real value of it as a long term investment for the three trusts in terms of future operating costs, process redesign, organisational learning, fleet quality, and the ability to make better informed decisions for future fleet procurements.”

“It certainly falls within the ethos of Lord Carter’s report on operational productivity and performance in English NHS Ambulance trusts, and goes a long way to laying the foundations for achieving the aims of the report in terms of operational fleets in the North West, North East and Yorkshire.”

Blackpool saves time with MIG record sharing

The MIG, from Healthcare Gateway, is giving Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s pharmacists, doctors and nurses real-time access to 300,000 patient records from 40 GP practices across the region.

Craig Tilley, Lead Pharmacist, Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration “Before the MIG, we had numerous challenges in accessing patient data, especially out of hours or at weekends. Within the first couple of months after going live, we were having around a thousand hits a month on the MIG. So, if you imagine a thousand phone calls to the GP, each taking around five minutes, that’s five thousand minutes back per month. The number of hours we’re saving for pharmacies, doctors and nurses is just huge.”

Alison Wareing, Medicines Management Technician “The MIG has been invaluable to me, especially at the weekend when GPs’ surgeries and pharmacies are closed. When I’ve spoken to the patient, I can look on the MIG and double check everything to make sure it all tallies up. Now we can access patient information twenty-four hours a day when they first get admitted to hospital.”

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